Deaths in February 2010
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Writer, lawyer, publisher and former head of Penguin, Peter Calvocoressi died February 5 at the age of 97. Some of his work includes The Penguin History of the Second World War, The British Experience 1945-75, Suez Ten Years After, Top Secret Ultra, Independent Africa and the World, World Politics since 1945 and Freedom to Publish.
Jamaican professor Rex Nettleford died February 2 at the age of 76. He was the author of Mirror, Mirror: Race, Identity and Protest in Jamaica, Caribbean Cultural Identity and Inward Stretch, Outward Reach: A Voice from the Caribbean.
Thriller writer with a jockey's background Dick Francis died February 14 at the age of 89. He wrote more than 40 books some of which include To the Hilt, Decider, Under Orders and The Edge.
Science Fiction writer William Tenn died February 7 at the age of 89. A few of his many books include Of Man and Monsters, The Human Angle and Of All Possible Worlds.
Former U.S. General and statesmen Alexander M. Haig, Jr. died February 20 at the age of 85. He was the author of Caveat: Realism, Reagan and Foreign Policy and Inner Circles: How America Changed the World: A Memoir.
Former press secretary to Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Sir Trevor Lloyd-Hughes died February 15 at the age of 87. He was the author of The Euro Trap or Future Choices for Britain.
Holocaust scholar David Bankier died February 27 at the age of 63. He was the author of Germans and the Final Solution: Public Opinion Under Nazism, Secret Intelligence and the Holocaust and Hitler, The Holocaust and German Society.
Cookbook author and restauranteur Rose Gray died February 28 at the age of 71. She was the author of The River Cafe Cookbook, The River Cafe Cookbook Green, River Cafe Classic Italian Cooking, The River Cafe Easy and River Cafe Pocket Books Puddings, Cakes and Ice Creams.
Anarchist philosopher Colin Ward died February 11 at the age of 85. He was the author of The Allotment: Its Landscape and Culture, Goodnight Campers, Reflected in Water: A Crisis of Social Responsibility and The Child in the City.
Journalist Mervyn Jones died February 23 at the age of 87. He was the author of Michael Foot, A Radical Life: Biography of Megan Lloyd George and George Meredith: The Amazing Victorian.
Political analyst Arnold Beichman died February 17 at the age of 96. He was the author of Nine Lies About America,
Lawyer, publisher and civil rights advocate Theodore Cross died February 28 at the age of 86. He was the author of Black Capital: Strategy for Business in the Ghetto, The Black Power Imperative: racial Inequality and the Politics of Nonviolence and two books of bird photography Birds of the Sea, Shore and Tundra and Waterbirds.
Editor and translator from French into English of soem of the greatest French writers of the 20th century, Barbara Bray died February 25 at the age of 85.
Former curator of the Victoria & Albert Museum, Natalie Rothstein died February 18 at the age of 79. She was the author/editor of Four Hundred Years of Fashion, A Lady of Fashion: Barbara Johnson's Album of Styles and Fabrics and Spitalfield's Silks.
Economist Carl Kaysen died February 8 at the age of 89. He was the author of Peace Operations by the United Nations, The United States and the International Criminal Court, War in Iraq: Costs, Consequences and Alternatives, and The American Corporation Today.
Curator for the Victoria and Albert Museum Lionel Lambourne died February 12 at the age of 76. He was the author of Japonisme: Cultural Crossings Between Japan and the West, The Aesthetic Movement, Victorian Paintings and Utopian Craftsmen.
The Victoria and Albert's former specialist on metals Claude Blair died February 21 at the age of 87. He was the author of European Armour, The History of Silver, editor of The Crown Jewels: The History of the Coronation Regalia and co-author of Marcy.
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